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AMC Sensory Friendly Films

AMC is proud to partner with the Autism Society to offer unique movie showings where we turn the lights up, ...

Knockerball n Ninjas Grand Opening

Join us for opening weekend! Become a Ninja Warrior! Great fun for all ages 3-83! Located between H&M and JCPenny. Friday ...

Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1 Mile

The 41st Annual Sandy Claws Beach Run 5K and 1-Mile Fun Run takes place on Saturday, Dec. 9 on beautiful ...

Breakfast with Santa

You’re invited to Breakfast with Santa! Celebrate the season with Applebee’s at a special Flapjack Fundraiser for The Haven on ...

Christmas Festival at Brown's Grove

Come enjoy Christmas on the Farm on December 9th for a fun day for the whole family! We will have ...

  • 9:00 am -  4:00 pm 
  • Location: Brown's Grove Citrus & Produce, LLC 12255 US Highway 301 N, Parrish, Florida 34219
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

This hour long clinic will teach participants the beginnings of the circus arts. Participants will get to try a variety ...

  • 9:00 am - 10:00 am 
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website: www.sfgymcheer.com
  • Category: Classes

Free Junior Golf Clinic

Evie’s Golf Center has proudly provided free junior clinics for over 10 years! Taught by our staff of PGA Professionals, ...

  • 9:00 am -  9:45 am 
  • Location: Evie's Family Golf Center: 4735 Bee Ridge Rd, Sarasota, FL 34233
  • Cost: FREE
  • Website: eviesgolf.com
  • Category: Classes

Sarabay Kids Zone at Bradenton Farmers Market

Join our Community Partners for family and health-oriented activities every week. Every Week – Sarabay Kids Zone is a free-to-the-community ...

Winter Festival - Annie Lucy Wiliams Elementary

In addition to vendors, holiday crafts, & our famous "Santa's Shoppe," this year's event will feature the biggest ICE HILL ...

Write a Letter to Santa and Storytime - Venice

Enjoy a cookie and milk as Christmas stories are being read-aloud.

Breakfast with Santa at Bradenton YMCA

At the Y we value traditions and family time, so come enjoy a special morning with your favorite jolly old ...

A Night Before Christmas at G.T. Bray Park

Get ready for family fun at the annual A Day Before Christmas event at GT Bray! Santa will be visiting ...

  • 10:00 am -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: G.T. Bray Park | 5502 33rd Ave Dr W, Bradenton, FL 34209
  • Cost: Activity Wristbands $5
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Anna Maria Island Privateers Christmas Parade

As another holiday season rapidly approaches, the Anna Maria Island Privateers would like to invite you to participate in our ...

Bug Out

This new class is for children ages 4-12 and will introduce bug anatomy (body parts), the role of bugs in ...

  • 10:00 am - 12:00 pm 
  • Location: UF IFAS Extension Manatee County 1303 17th St W, Palmetto, Florida 34221
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.eventbrite.com
  • Category: Classes

Cookies and Canvas

Attention girls and boys: join us for creativity, cookies, and fun! Painting with a Twist will be on hand to ...

Gingerbread Platter at Arts-A-Blaze Studio

It's a Gingerbread Party!! Kids, come on out and paint a Gingerbread platter for your holiday cookies! We will have ...

  • 10:00 am 
  • Location: Arts-A-Blaze: 8111 Lakewood Main Street, Unit 107, Lakewood Ranch, FL 34202
  • Cost: $35
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Michaels Kids Club Class

Michaels Kids Club offers weekly kids classes on Saturday mornings to allow the kids to make and take crafts! Check ...

Our Generation Holiday Event for Kids at Target

Bring your Our Generation doll and come have fun with us under the OG tree at Target! We will be ...

  • 10:00 am -  1:00 pm 
  • Location: Target Store University-Parkway 101 N Cattlemen Rd, Sarasota, Florida 34243
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Sarasota Children's Garden Wild Crafting for the Wild Child

Do you have a child that loves to craft? Then our "Wild Crafting" class is for them every saturday in ...

Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office Grand Opening

The Sarasota County Sheriff’s Office is celebrating our relocation after 30 years in downtown Sarasota, with a free, family-friendly event ...

KidSpace in the Planetarium at South Florida Museum

KidSpace is a program for kids who want to explore everything there is to know about space and become Masters ...

  • 10:15 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: South Florida Museum | 201 10th Street West Bradenton FL 34205
  • Cost: $5 Non-members | $3 Members (Non-members who plan to stay and enjoy the Museum for the day can just add $3 per person to their Museum admission.)
  • Website: www.southfloridamuseum.org
  • Category: Classes

Little Sprouts Club at Marie Selby Botanical Gardens

Join us monthly in the Ann Goldstein Children’s Rainforest Garden, as preschool-aged children and their families are invited to alphabetically ...

  • 10:30 am - 11:30 am 
  • Location: Marie Selby Botanical Gardens | 900 S. Palm Avenue, Sarasota, FL 34236
  • Cost: Members: Free | Guests pay normal admission | Reciprocals: $10 | Member Guests: $10
  • Website: selby.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Mommy and Me Dance Class at Soul Studios

Join us for a Mommy & Me Dance class for ages 2-3 every Saturday!

  • 10:30 am - 11:00 am 
  • Location: Soul Studios | 3303 Bahia Vista St, Sarasota, FL 34239
  • Cost: $15/class
  • Website: soulstudiosdance.com
  • Category: Classes

Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex Free Try It Class

Join us at Ellenton Ice Skating rink for a free Try-It class every Saturday! The class will be on a first ...

Nutcracker Tea Party at Mixon Farms

A perfect way to kick off the Holiday season! The Nutcracker Tea Party combines the magic of "The Nutracker" ballet ...

Critter Crafts for Kids at Oscar Scherer State Park

This weekly program features different arts and craft opportunities for kids. A Volunteer will be on-hand in the Nature Center ...

Deck The Halls! at Florida Studio Theatre

A brand new rendition of everything that makes the holidays in Sarasota special. With all new songs and sketches, audiences ...

Gingerbread Houses for Kids Cooking Class at Publix Aprons Cooking School

Forgo the mess at home, and bring the family here! This class allows you and your children (up to three ...

  • 11:00 am 
  • Location: Publix Aprons Cooking School: 2875 University Parkway, Sarasota, FL
  • Cost: $60 for 4 people
  • Website: www.publix.com
  • Category: Classes

Holiday Photo Booth at Tervis

Stop by our Osprey store on Dec. 9, 2017 from 11am - 2pm to take photos with friends, family or ...

Kids and Clay Class at Carla's Clay

Saturday 11AM - Noon is the drop-in Kids and Clay class for children ages 6 and up. Kids under 5 ...

Storytime at Barnes and Noble

Join us for Storytime!

Daisy D'Lites Christmas Craft with Daisy

Join us Saturday December 9th for a free Christmas craft, free kids cone with a purchase (1 per family) & ...

  • 12:00 pm -  2:00 pm 
  • Location: D'Lites Shoppe, Lakewood Ranch, 8209 Natures Way, Ste 107, Bradenton, Florida 34202
  • Cost: free
  • Website: dlitesshoppe.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

Circus Clinic at South Florida Gymnastics

This hour long clinic will teach participants the beginnings of the circus arts. Participants will get to try a variety ...

  • 12:30 pm -  1:30 pm 
  • Location: South Florida Gymnastics: 3241 59th Drive East, Bradenton, FL
  • Cost: $15 per class
  • Website: www.sfgymcheer.com
  • Category: Classes

Learn to Roller Skate at Stardust Skate Center

Learn how to skate on Saturday afternoons! Pre-registration is required by email.

  • 12:30 pm -  1:30 pm 
  • Location: Stardust Skate Center -2571 12th Street, Sarasota, FL 34237
  • Cost: $15 includes skates and free admission to the 1:30-4pm skating session
  • Website: www.StardustSkateCenter.net
  • Category: Family Fun

Santa on Saturdays- Downtown Sarasota

Santa will be Starting out at Selby Five Points Park and then making his way around central and 1st street ...

Sensory Wonderland

Beyond the Spectrum is for the 6th time, hosting our annual Sensory Wonderland on Saturday December 9th, 2017 from 1pm ...

Let's Go Skating! at Stardust Skate Center

Let's Go Skating! Join us at Stardust for a fun and exciting roller-inline skating session, filled with your favorite songs, games, ...

Pineapple Yoga Studio Children's Yoga Classes

A Children’s Yoga instructor leads a yoga class for children between the ages of 5 and 12. Younger children are ...

The Mouse's Tale Christmas Pageant

Come on out for Grace's first ever Christmas Play!! This will be a fun time of carols, giggles, the Christmas ...

Showfolks Circus

Ladies & Gentlemen, children of all ages! The Showfolks of Sarasota are proud to present the 50th edition of SHOWFOLKS ...

  • 2:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: Sarasota County Fairgrounds & Robarts Arena 3000 Ringling Blvd, Sarasota, Florida 34237
  • Cost: $15-30
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Family Fun

Holidays on the Green Crafts

Join us for Crafts at 3pm.

Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Sarasota

You're invited to the Annual Singing Christmas Tree to enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Presented by the First Baptist Church ...

Ice Skating Spectacular at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Don't miss your chance to see "A Skating Spectacular"! Featuring Deanna Stellato & Nate Bartholomay (2014 Olympian), Team USA Members ...

IQuest at South Florida Museum

IQuest is a monthly program for middle school students in grades 6-8. While each IQuest is different, you can always ...

Movie in the Park: Beauty and the Beast at Nathan Benderson Park

Join us and Sarasota Film Festival for a free screening of Disney's new Beauty and the Beast at NBP's rescheduled ...

Santa at Jiggs Landing

We are pleased to announce that we have been chosen to host Santa in one of our cabins for 3 ...

Tree Lighting and Poinsettia Parade in North Port

Celebrate the holidays at the City of North Port's signature Tree Lighting & Poinsettia Festival, presented by Suncoast Credit Union, ...

Holiday Tree Lighting at West Blalock Park

For the 10th year VABI joined by the City of Venice, the Venice Area Garden Club, the Venice Nokomis Woman's ...

Winter Fest- A Night in Bethlehem at The Family Church

Discover Jesus in Bible-times Bethlehem! During this 2-hour Christmas program, families wander through the bustling Bethlehem marketplace and discover what life ...

  • 5:00 pm -  9:00 pm 
  • Location: The Family Church at Christian Retreat, 1200 Glory Way Blvd, Bradenton, Florida 34212
  • Cost: free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events, Free

North Pole Express

North Pole Express November 30 December 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, 9, 10, 14, 15, 16, 17, 18.

  • 5:30 pm 
  • Location: Florida Railroad Museum, 12210 83rd St E., Parrish, FL 34219
  • Cost: varies, see website
  • Website: www.frrm.org
  • Category: Family Fun

Acro Fit Gymnastics Center Kids Night Out

Kids Night Out is a drop-off favorite! Every Saturday, drop your kids for 4-hours of flips & fun while you ...

Bradenton Holiday Boat Parade

You can't help but get into the spirit of things with lights gleaming off the cool ripples in the water ...

Hunsader Farms Country Christmas

Join us for hayrides, Kiddie Train, over 250,000 Lights, Petting Zoo, Display Christmas Village, Live Music, food, and Christmas Movies ...

  • 6:00 pm - 10:00 pm 
  • Location: 5500 CR 675, Bradenton, FL 34211
  • Cost: Admission $10; free parking, Kids 5 and under are free
  • Website: www.facebook.com
  • Category: Holiday Events

Ice Skating Spectacular at Ellenton Ice and Sports Complex

Don't miss your chance to see "A Skating Spectacular"! Featuring Deanna Stellato & Nate Bartholomay (2014 Olympian), Team USA Members ...

Parent's Night Out at Bounce Down Under

Every Saturday from 6-10pm, Bounce Down Under offer parents a night out. Parents should call to reserve a space but ...

Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5K

Elite Events is excited to announce the BRAND NEW Sarasota Christmas Glow Run 5k at the beautiful Nathan Benderson Park! This ...

Singing Christmas Tree at First Baptist Church of Sarasota

You're invited to the Annual Singing Christmas Tree to enjoy the wonder of Christmas. Presented by the First Baptist Church ...

Evening Open Gym at Lakewood Ranch Gymnastics

Kids (18 months to 18 years) can explore all the gymnastics equipment and try out new skills in a safe ...

Glow Zone at Sky Zone

Get your GLOW on at Sky Zone Sarasota! Every Friday & Saturday night get jumping with our live DJ,laser beams, ...

Living Nativity at Parrish United Methodist Church

Come experience the joy of Christmas with us! Walk through our outdoor scenes with live animals and actors depicting the ...

Christmas Movie in the Park- Venice

Abounding Grace Fellowship presents: "It's A Wonderful Life" in its original Black & White form, under the stars at Centennial ...

Holidays on the Green Movie Night

Fri. 12/8 - A Christmas Story @ 7:00 p.m. Sat. 12/9 - Beauty & The Beast (at Nathan Benderson Park) Fri. 12/15 ...

Living Christmas Tree

You are all invited to join the South Venice Baptist Church for their annual Living Christmas Tree presentation of the ...

Family Night Skate at Astro Skate Family Fun Center

Astro Skate is a family. And we love families! We hope to encourage even more of you to come out ...

The Living Nativity at The Tabernacle Church

Step back in time and experience the story of the first Christmas. Walk through Bethlehem and enjoy Manasota's favorite holiday ...

A Christmas Story at Venice Theatre

Mischievous Ralphie wants only one thing for Christmas: An Official Red Ryder Range Model Carbine-Action BB Gun! In his quest ...

  • 8:00 pm 
  • Location: Venice Theatre Main Stage | 140 W. Tampa Ave., Venice, FL
  • Cost: $31 Adults | $17 College | $15 Child
  • Website: venicestage.com
  • Category: Shows & Concerts

Annie at The Manatee Performing Arts Center

Leapin' Lizards! The irrepressible comic strip heroine takes center stage in one of the world's best-loved musicals.